60s stop-motion children’s show ‘Trumpton‘ ain’t overly happy with Radiohead‘s ardently terrifying video for ‘Burn the Witch’.
While 95-year-old creator George Murray hasn’t seen it, his family are speaking out about a ‘breach of copyright’.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Murray’s son-in-law William Mollett has said that the band should have contacted them first for permission:
“Radiohead should have sought our consent as we consider this a tarnishing of the brand.”
He also said that the family are not considering legal action:
“It is not something we would have authorised. We consider that there is a breach of copyright and we are deciding what to do next.”
He said that his father-in-law “would be appalled” by the video, which uses a similar style of stop-motion to depict a narrative of a creepy as shit village that are big fans of witchcraft, nooses, and burning people alive. So… not exactly kid-friendly content.
The ‘Burn the Witch‘ video is below, if you need a refresher:
And here’s an episode of ‘Trumpton’:
Source: Daily Mail.